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bugs, they told us the same thing they told sue snyder. >> really not going to do any good. >> reporter: this unwanted guest is searching for a way to escape cold weather. >> they'll work to get into your house through any hole. they are looking for a place to spend the winter. your best bet is to tighten up your house, caulk any openings around windows and doors. they stink but they won't lay eggs in your house or do damage. their only natural predator is the praying man advertise. >> kill the darned things being people. >> this is the only kind of stinkbug brian duncan wants in his office. beth parker, fox 5 news. it is 5:00 on this friday, september 24th, 2010 as we take a look at the beltway this morning. traffic moving along quite well. we'll get a check of your weather and traffic here in just a moment. good morning. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. thank you for being with us on
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this friday morning. traffic looking okay. so far, so good. temperatures warming up. >> i'm not ready yet. >> you are about five feet shorter. >> i was having microphone problems and now some cherishes. >> good to see you. >> get ready for a hot run. maybe a record-setting day in term of our heat here in the wash area. a warm start to the day with temperatures in the 70s. right now, here in the district, it is 74 degrees. baltimore at 71 degrees. patuxent naval air station, 69 degrees. ocean city, 73. here a look at the satellite- radar composite for the region. skies are mostly clear except for some fog. some of that fog is thick. it is primarily in eastern portions of the viewing area from d.c. eastward. not so much to the west but wouldn't be surprised if some more forms here and there. we'll keep our eyes open for that. that might slow your commute down a little bit.
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here is your forecast for today. hot one. when i mentioned a record, the record high for today set way back in 1970 is 94 degrees. we're thinking we will get to 94 or 95 degrees today. obviously, we would tie or break the record and it will be humid as well. more details on that coming up in just a little bit. >> let's see if things are heating up on the roadways. julie wright has your latest on traffic. what we're talking about right now would be the fog and we are tealing with that especially over in prince george's county east of the city. be careful if you are traveling between andrews air force base and your exits there in landover. no incidents to report right now top stretch of the beltway between college park and bethesda. southbound # 70, again, awe little bit of that fog is starting to roll in over on to the west side of town. this is a live shot coming south of 118 headed out towards mva. overnight roadwork at 124 cleared so no problems there. overnight roadwork still in place on the beltway at 66.
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that is where they were diverting traffic westbound. 395 coming across the 14th street bridge, nice and ease you right now with no incidents reported. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. our big story, investigators back on the scene of a defense -- devastating fire in manassas. three homes burned and still unclear what started the fire. firefighters say it will likely take some time to figure that out because of the magnitude of the blaze. >> the fire started at a home around 3:30 yesterday afternoon and quickly spread to the neighboring homes. it took an hour and a half to bring that fire under control. >> like a war, like a war. thank god that nobody got hurt. >> we are looking to find out what the impact is going to be
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and what the cause was. >> investigators from the federal government have been called in to assist and the red cross is helping the displaced families. for the first time in nearly 100 years, virginia has put a woman to death. theresa lewis' execution was the first after woman in the united states in five years. she was convicted of arranging the killings of her husband an stepson to cash in on a $250,000 insurance payment. both the trigger men were sentenced to life in prison. one committed suicide in jail back in 2006. >> the execution of theresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as prescribed by the laws of the commonwealth of virginia. death was pronounced at 9:13 p.m. there were no complications. >> tonight, the machinery of death in virginia extinguished the beautiful child-like and loving human spirit of theresa lewis. >> lewis is the 1th woman executed since the u.s. resumed
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the death penalty in 1976. the last woman to die in virginia was a 17-year-old virginian. she was put to death in the electric chair in 1912. police have made an arrest in the murder of a d.c. waiter and college student neil godleski. he was shot to death while riding home from work last month. police believe the killer was 17-year-old eric foreman. he was 16 at the time of the killing. the district's presumptive next mayor sat for a much- anticipated meeting with michelle rhee yesterday. rhee kept quiet but gray announced the meeting was productive although no decisions have been made about rhee's future. >> the chancellor and i just finished what i think was a very product yugoslav meeting. i think one of the things we both agree upon is that we want the best for our kids in the
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district of columbia. we will have those conversations in a later discussion. we did not talk about chancellor rhee staying or going. >> convincement gray maps to meet with michelle rhee in the next couple of week and says no personnel decisions will be announced until after the election. stephen colbert has a meeting with lawmakers this morning. he is testifying before a house committee on immigration and let's get more now from fox 5's sherry ly. she is live on capitol hill. it will be an interesting one, sherry. >> reporter: it sure will. you know, a lot of people will be watching. stephen colbert may be a comedian but this hearing and his appearance on capitol hill is no joke. while you may not think he is the ideal person as an expert witness on illegal immigration, anyone who has watched his show knows that he recently joined up with the united farm workers
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to take the job of a migrant work ore a farm. colbert's nightly report featured the ufw's tax our jobs campaign which invites u.s. residents to replace illegal immigrants working on farms. the comedy central host spent a day working in the field being picking beans and sorting corn in a packing house. he will appear with the ufk to testify about his experience before a house judiciary committee. the hearing called protecting america's harvest will folkous food security in the u.s. colbert will hold a repeat performance here in washington next month during dueling rallies with jon stewart. about 60,000 people are expected for the october 30th rallies on the national mall, up from the original number of 25,000. that hearing today in the rayburn building starts at 9:30 this morning a cording to fox
5:08 am, one republican on the subcommittee called the hearing a joke but awe spokesperson for that committee says this is serious business and not a tv stunt. it will be interesting to see what colbert has to say. >> it sure will be. thank you. as a pastor of a megachurch facing allegations of sexual misconduct. up next, what that pastor plans to do to address the issue. we're checking more hecome back a bit of a setback for astronauts preparing to return to earth from the international space station. we'll have more when we return. it is now 5:08. hi, home. i'm home. genuine glee just $14.99 and $79.99. find what makes you happy at a price that makes you homegoods happy.
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south a minor setback for three astronauts preparing to return to earth. they strug told open hooks and latches on the space station side of the capsule. the astronauts are scheduled to land in kazakhstan sometime this morning. the pastor of an atlanta area megachurch now facing allegations of sexual
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misconduct. three young men have filed lawsuits against bishop eddy long. they say he seduced them with cars, money and other gifts in exchange for sex. he admits to he can tag the young men on trips as part of a mentoring program but denies he had sex with them. long is expected to address the sex claims when he speaks to his church on sunday. its entertainment world mourning the loss of performer eddie fisher. he died in california wednesday of come indications from hip surgery. fisher sold millions of records with hit songs including thinking of you, any time and oh my papa. he was 82. i a big money discovery for the virginia government. hundreds of millions of dollars in extra cash. coming up next, much of that money will help to improve your commute and we'll break that down coming up. we want to check with tony to get a look at the forecast. we could see some record heat today. yes, record heat. we'll have details coming up and julie wright will tell us about traffic. stay with us.
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welcome back. happy friday, everyone. >> yes. >> couldn't be more excited. i can tell. >> oh, no, i'm excited. here is was going on as far as the weather goes. it is going to be hot and humid. i know people don't like that. tucker and i are auctioning about this pete. we could set a record today. regardless, we'll get into the 90s. this will be day 66. the 66th day this year that we've had a temperature 90 degrees or above. the record is 67. we might just be just shy of the record at the end of the year. it doesn't look likely we'll have any more 90-degree days. >> our last chance. tucker and i hope let's get
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another one or two. let's get the record. we'll start with yesterday's high temperatures. yesterday was day 65 because the high temperature at reagan national was 93 degrees. at dulles, was this a tie for a record or was it a new record. >> new record at dulles airport. 9 # degrees. 89degrees was the high temperature in baltimore. all right. current temperatures around the region, can we get the prompter switched there? 7 # degrees now in d.c. # 8 in gaithersburg. 7 # in annapolis, quantico is at 69. fredericksburg, winchester at 68 degrees at this hour. here also look at the satellite- radar composite for the region. we are losing one frame here at the end but i assure you all the weather out there is not just disappearing. we do have clouds up to the north and out to the west. we are mostly cloud-free. our main problem this morning is fog. some dense fog off to the east. primarily east of the district and in some of the low-lying areas and near the waterways.
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there may somebody fog forming to the west but when i came in did not see it and have not heard about it since we began the broadcast so some fog in places primarily to the east. here is your forecast for today. could set a record for today. mostly sunny skies, hot, humid, 95 degrees if we get to 95. that is a new record for the day. the record high for today is 94 set back in 1970. then for tonight, warm, clear skies, a mild overnight but 70 degrees for your low in town. that is not particularly low. some of you will get down to the 60s. here is your interesting five- day forecast. changes, man. after a few days in the 90s tomorrow, mid-80s, good amount of sunshine. going to feel great. i think tomorrow will be a good day. sunday, we get some clouds moving in. it will be a comfortable temperature, 75 degrees but we will likely get some rain showers developing the latter part of sunday and then there is a chance of some much-needed rain monday and tuesday. highs only in the 70s.
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that is a look at what is happening with the weather. now, let's get a look at the traffic situation. for that, we go to julie wright. >> we'll talk about southeast washington right now. police chase ended in branch avenue, randall circle in southeast washington. we've got that intersection completely blocked right now, no problems to report top stretch of the beltway between college park and bethesda. no trouble spots to report on 66 as you merge in from fair oaks headed eastbound towards vienna. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. hundreds of millions of dollars just sitting in virginia coffers. the discovery made at an independent audit. the cash slated for transportation projects over the past decade. john henrehan with more details on how governor mcdonnell is making sure no dollar gets left behind. >> reporter: on paper, the virginia department of transportation spends about $3.3 bill wrong a leer constructing and maintaining
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the highways and secondary roads of the commonwealth. but a four-month long audit of the agency by a team of cpas in richmond has discovered hundreds of millions of dollars in unspent accounts. example, in the early part of the decade, v-d.o.t. kept about 3.5% of its allocated money in a carryover account for the next year. by fy 2010, v-d.o.t. was carrying over almost 32% of its allocated funds. >> there has been money sitting in accounts and has not been proper le delloyd. i would say there has been money sitting in accounts while people have been sitting in traffic. >> reporter: governor mcdonnell has ordered them to spend down much of the money they have kept in reserve. >> i want to get the hot lanes on 95 built as soon as possible. we are trying to do everything we can to resolve this lawsuit
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and get that done. make no sense to have hot lanes from tyson's to the mixing bowl to run into another traffic jam. you got to get them built from the 14th street bridge to occoquan. that is a top priority. >> reporter: another mcdonnell priority, expanding i-66 outside the beltway. one of governor mcdonnell's proposals is to limit some of the carryover money to an estimated 60-day need. democrat you can delegate vivian watts says that is not enough of a cushion in tough fiscal times. she thinks that that is partly how california got in its current fiscal mess. so expect some push-back from some legislators on the governor's plan to rapidly accelerate highway spending. john henrehan, fox 5 news. >> thank you, john. plenty ahead on fox 5 morning news including a big catch at the box office. >> catfish hits theaters this weekend. allison seymour sat down with
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there is a new movie out called catfish and it is hitting theaters nationwide. it is an interesting film about internet relationships. this unusual documentary is being compared to effect from
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the blair witch project to the new spoof, i'm still here. >> allison seymour had a chance to talk with the star of the film and the filmmakers. >> my brother and henry are film makers and i'm a photographer and we share an office. they were busy working on a number of projects but one was a disturbance film and i was the sort of set photographer. i took a photograph that was published in a couple papers and a young girl in michigan saw it, wrote me an e-mail asking if she could paint a portrait of my photo. she sent me this watercolor. i started sort her, her mom and we became internet pen pals. over the course of the next few months, i fell in love with her older, beautiful sister who is also very talented and artistic. after nine months of them start of following autopsy and so indicationally filming little clips here and there, the story took an interesting twist and got a little dark and we became somewhat suspicious so we took
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a road trip to michigan to discover the truth about this family. >> and that is the big twist which i'm sure you will not it would us which is fine because we want it see it for ourself. it is called a reality thriller. he take it that is where that came from. what are the sad as reality got that twist in the end. >> it is not a horror movie. >> it does have some very scary moments and we just want people to go into the movie peeling the same -- feeling the same way we did which was never knowing which way it would turn. it ends up being a powerful experience for all three of us. >> everything we do today, it is like straight to twitter, fa some movies are reflecting that, including yours. do you think as film makers will this become more i have a trend integrating what is happening in our real life with what is happening on the big screen. >> i think so. i think you will see the love affairs and the stories take
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place in and around the internet. that is just reality these days. >> the other movie i'm referring is to called the social network. do you think it hurts the timing of your movie coming out as well or completely different and you haven't thought about it until i asked you. >> i think it is great timing. i think it is time the whole country starts to take a step back and reflect on social networking and where we are all at. that is about the origins of facebook and catfish is about the current status of facebook. they will go together very well. >> henry, there is a lot of speculation in the spirit of the joaquin phoenix movie, this might be a bit of a spoof. >> those rumors are not true. this is a true story and we filmed it as it unfolded and the shortest answer -- way to answer that question is that we are just not smart enough to have faked this documentary.
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>> true. >> i doubt that highly i do appreciate your answer. thank you so much. the movie is catfish. continued success to all of you. >> thank you. >> bye, d.c. >> i don't think a story about my phak account would be that interesting. >> i don't know. it might be. >> catfish opens nationwide today. >> we still have a lot more for you today. we'll get an update on the big fire in manassas that destroyed three homes. now, the investigation continues. we'll have the latest on that coming up. it is no joke. comedy central host and comedian stephen colbert is testifying on capitol hill as an expert on illegal immigration. what makes him an expert?
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welcome back. we take a look at traffic crossing the wilson bridge this morning. it is september 4th. as we mentioned, it is friday. >> yes and hot. apparently the heat is making us delirious. >> did you see that shot? fog. >> some of that coming in this morning. that is our main thing. now, tucker, i hesitate to ask you another question but do we have any fog right now. he's going to check. that is a negative. okay. let's look at what is going on out there. our current temperatures around the region at reagan national
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airport, it is 73 degrees. 73 at reagan national. relative humidity, 90%. our winds are calm. hence the fog. barometric pressure, 30.11. here is a look at the satellite- radar. our satellite-radar never does a good job of capturing fog. it is mostly clear except for the fog. once that burns off, you will see mostly clear skies. mostly sunny today, as a matter of fact. hot and humid. high about 95 degrees. it will be like summertime, folks. enjoy it. if we get to 95, it will be a record high for the day. let's check in with julie wright and feigned out what is going on in her world. >> not really anything happening north of town. it is pretty quiet. the beltway runs smoothly
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between college park and the exit for 270. again, overnight construct at 124 cleared. no-- overnight construction at 124 cleared. we are doling with a little bit of fog on the east side of town. investigators are back on the scene of a devastating fire in manassas. three homes reduced to rubble. fortunately, everybody made it out alive but some of their
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precious memories gone forever. our bob barnard has the story. >> reporter: this view from sky fox shows you the devastating nature of this fire. three homes side by side up in flames. scores of firefighters virtually powerless to stop it before the damage was done. investigators believe the fire started in the middle house and then quickly spread in both directions. >> it is beyond the expression in words. >> reporter: two people suffered minor injuries but no firefighters were hurt. one woman was hospitalized from the shock of seeing this, her home basically destroyed. this is her husband. >> it was real bad, you know. we got outside, everybody. >> reporter: their friends say all their memories and effect inside the house is destroyed. >> they couldn't save anything. >> the flame and heat spreading quickly. >> you need a lot of swat are and hoses and a lot of personnel to control it. >> leon buckley says 120 firefighters helped to battle
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this one including units from fairfax and prince william county. the manassas mayor and other city officials say they can't believe what they are seeing. >> obviously, we are looking for find out what the impact is going to be and what the cause was. >> reporter: fire investigators say finding the cause will take some work. impact is already being felt. >> we had around 14 to 16 residents that are displaced and they are being held up at the local community center and then red cross arrangements for them. >> reporter: bob barnard, fox 5 news. virginia executed a woman last night. it is the first in a century. 41-year-old theresa lewis died by lethal injection at the greensville correctional center in jarrett. families of her victims actually aattended the execution. lewis pleaded guilty to plotting the murders of her husband and stepson but her lawyers questioned her
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competence because of her low iq. she apologized to the victim's sister. >> the he can exution of theresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as prescribed by the laws of the commonwealth of virginia. death was pronounced at 91 p.m. there were no complications. >> tonight, the machinery of death in virginia extinguished the beautiful, child-hike and loving human spirit of theresa lewis. >> for her last supper he she asked for two fried chicken breasts, sweet peas with butter, a piece of german chocolate cake or apple pie for dessert and a dr. pepper. comedian stephen colbert appears on capitol hill testifying about immigration before a house committee. we bet more on this from sherrily. she is capitol hill this morning. >> reporter: stephen colbert is
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coming here with the eye night farm worker. the u fw invited u.s. citizens to replace u.s. immigrants working on farms and colbert took the offer. he has featured the take our jobs campaign on his nightly comedy central show. they are fighting for legalize the millions of people working in agriculture. he spent the day as a migrant worker packing boxes of corn and picking beans in the field. he will aappear alongside the u fw to testify on capitol hill before a house judiciary sub committee on farm workers who are undocumented. hearing called protecting america's harvest will folkous food security in the u.s. colbert will return to washington next month for a rally on the national mall. it is part of dual dew eling rallies by comedy central hosts. some 60,000 people are expected to show up to hear jon stewart
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and stephen colbert. stewart will be holding his rally to restore sanity and colbert is calling his march to keep fear alive. that hearing today starts at 90 in the rayburn building. one republican on the subcommitee told fox he considers this hearing a joke. but a spokesperson for the committee said this is a serious issue and not a tv stunted. but you could probably bet there might be a few laughs in there. >> a few people watching, i'm sure, as well. thank you. plenty still ahead on fox 5 morning news including details of why your kids won't be seeing a certain segment of sesame street. complaints about the way one of the participants was dressed. we'll explain that one. he was dressed for success but allegedly up to no good. an update on the preppy burglar as we check more headlines coming up.
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surveillance video helped authorities nab a man police dubbed the preppy burglar that you see here. the suspect seen on tape knocking on the door in maryland. then he went around back and got in. police arrested him after receiving a tip from someone who recognized him in this video. avandia facing tougher restriction this is morning. european regulators banning the
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drug. the fta will allow patients to get a prescription for it but only if they cannot control their blood sugar with other medicine. actress lindsay lohan is due in court today to find out whether or not whr she will have to go back to jail. the 4-year-old admittedded to failing a court-ordered drug test last week. lohan tested positive for cocaine which violated her bail conditions in a drunk driving case. that case landed her in jail for 13 days and into a detox program afterwards. officials says her latest offense could send her back in jail for 30 days. katie perry's performance on an upcoming episode of sesame street will never air. complaints about the singer's revealing outfit began to spread after the clip of her on the show popped up on the internet. her appearance was yanked. perry says she enjoyed her time on sesame treat. -- street. can you check it out for
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yourself. i'm emergencying that must have been the outfit. >> i don't know. -- i'm imagining that must have been the outfit. >> i don't know. >> coming up, some guys busted on camera. >> don't you guys work out at the chrysler factory? >> auto workers on camera doing things they probably shouldn't be doing on their lunch break. the strong response from the automaker. we are checking your morning commute and the forecast. julie will be with us soon. stay with us. oweanyo
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welcome back on this friday as we take a live look over the washington monument if can you see it there through the fog that seems to be moving in. of course, we'll be warming up hopefully burning all of that off later on. >> that will certainly happen. i will tell you tucker and i are actually surprised that no fog advisories have been issued as of this point because it is very thick in places. so you can see all the live shots we've shown you out there. you want to be aware of that this morning. >> a lot of the moisture may stick around in the air though. >> till with be humid as well today. that's right. >> let's talk about our conditions for today. we'll start with the morning conditions.
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your bus stop forecast, later o we'll be getting the kids ready for school or you perhaps will be getting ready head to out to the bus stop to go to work. it will be mostly sunny. there is morning fog. you want to be aware of that. warm temperatures, temperatures primarily in the upper 60s. sunrise today at 6:58. let's take a look at the current temperatures around the region. we are at 7 # degrees right now in washington. 68 in gaithersburg. martinsburg, west virginia, you are at 65 degrees at this hour. we do have the fog. we keep showing you the live shot of that. we can't show that you on the satellite. there are clouds up to the north an west and under those clouds, there is some precipitation moving across the midwest into the great lakes region. we could eventually get some precipitation in here. not until the latter part of sunday the way things are
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shaping up now. all right. we have another tropical storm, this one impact is rile rite now in nicaragua, belize, places like that. it is a tropical storm now. little matthew. maximum sustained winds 50 miles per hour. it is expected to intensify and right before making landfall could become a hurricane. so there it is. it is moving to the west. we will keep our eyes on it for you. this becoming -- not becoming but this obviously a very active hurricane season. here is a lack at the forecast for today. mostly sunny skies. hot and humid. record heat today, if we get to 90 degrees, which we think we will, that is a new record for the day. the old record 94 degrees set back in 1970. then your five-day forecast, check it out. tomorrow, much cooler. 86degrees. that is for the cool but it is cooler. it will be nice. good amount of sunshine. 85 tomorrow. sunday, comfortable, 75 degrees but clouds around. maybe some precipitation in the latter half of the day.
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i would say in the afternoon and evening hours. and then a chance of rain, monday, tuesday and frankly even into wednesday with highs only in the 70s. we need the rain so we'll hope that we do get some of that. that is a look at what is happen with the weather. now, let's found out what is happening with traffic. here she is, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. julie wright. >> all right. on the roads, what we're dealing with is fog. that is what we're talking about is especially on the east side of town. that is a live shot of travel on the beltway at kenilworth avenue. dealing with a lot of fog out there. allow extra time out there on the roads. no accidents to report but something that will hinder the drive in to work if you are coming in from andrews making that trip in off of 214. give yourself a little bit of extra time out there on the highway. no problems reported at the wilson bridge. all lane are open. southeast washington, that is where we've got some trouble spots right now. randall circle, branch avenue in southeast blocked off because of a police investigate as a result of a police chase. in virginia, northbound i-95 good to go in the main line as
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well as the hovs as you continue up towards springfield. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. some detroit auto workers busted on camera up next on fox 5 morning news. >> hey, guys, hate to be a buzz kill but shouldn't you guys be building cars? >> auto workers caught on camera doing things they probably should not be doing on their launch break. we'll have the story coming up -- on their lunch break. we'll have the story coming up next. d .an
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detroit auto workers caught on camera chugging beer and paintly smoking pot during their lunch break and then heading back to work on the chrysler assembly line. >> we have a report. >> reporter: there ain't no party like a detroit party and the party in this park is off the hook. drinking, smoking, getting a quick buzz because this party is not an all-nighter. in fact, it is not even noon yet. >> hi, gays. hated to be a buzz kill but shouldn't you guys be building cars? you know, the government spent a lot of money bailing you guys out and you coming out here on your lunch break drinking like this. this is chrysler's jefferson
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north assembly planted. more than three million square feet of factory. 2833 well-paid union auto work he's pass through these gates. inside, they build one of the crown jewels of the chrysler line, the 2011 jeep grand cherokee. less than two months ago being president barack obama himself stood on the floor of of the the jefferson north plantant spoke to a cheering crowd of workers. who wouldn't applaud the man who signed off on more than $6 billion of government money to save their jobs. >> i want all of you know i would bet on the american worker any day of the week. i have confidence in the american worker. i have confidence in you. i have confidence in this economy. >> reporter: yep, this place is still here because of our tax money, a giant bailout. man, you think if the president of the united states stopped by your work to give you a pep
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talk, you would be inspired to do more, to be more, to build more, to drink more? we got a tip that some chrysler workers were using their lunch break to catch a buzz. so we started following them just five days after president obama's visit and caught them day after day hitting up the party store and then hitting the public park to pound beers. and did i mention a little smoking? the day shift at jefferson north starts at 6:00 a.m. at 11:00 a.m., there is a half hour lunch break. the partiers have just enough time to head up to the liquor store, drive about a mile to the park being consume for 10 minutes and get back to the plant in time to work the last three hours of their shift. tuesday, september 14, 10:57 a.m. here comes our crew out for break. now at the party store, 11:07 hitting the coolers for some liquid refreshment.
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these guys are team players. check out this handoff. he takes that quart of beer and adds a king can as he waits in the checkout line. this guy has his hands full too. looks like he was buying one for his buddy in the minivan. it is 11:09 and the party started. these dudes join the bash at 11:11. a minute later, here comes the big brew crew. these guy never miss ad day we were watching. last but not least, these guys show autopsy at 11:15. they brought their a game. this guy takes a hit, a swig, another drag and then slugs on a manhuntee bottle. the party breaks up at 11:22 and by 11:25, ebb is back at the factory on time. wouldn't want to be written up for being late. remember, we saw this day after day after day. in fact, every day we won't to the park during lunch, people
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were there partying. finally, last friday, we'd seen enough. >> guys, hate to be a buzz kill but shouldn't you guys be building cars in don't you guys work out at the chrysler factory? you know, the government spent a lot of money bailing you guys out and you coming out here on your lunch break drinking like this. where you guys going, man? you going to go build some cars now after you had a few beers? in detroit, rob wolchek, fox news. >> chrysler is responding. the senior vice president for manufacturing says, quote, i am very disturbed and i want it make it clear that we at chrysler take it very seriously. for us, this behavior is totally unacceptable and will be dealt with swiftly, end quote. straight ahead at 6:00, we'll have all of your top stories plus we are checking your morning commute and
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